See the Science Behind the Ice Well
All families are invited to tour the historic tavern this Sunday, August 24, 2014 as Junior Docents, volunteers from grades 4 through 7, share their enthusiasm for history. Let your kids be inspired by their peers as they tour the tavern where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others made history. Tour features the tavern’s ice well and making a period dessert – ice cream. No reservations necessary. $5 for adults and $3 for children (ages 5 -12). 1 to 4 p.m.
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington. The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.
For more information on Family Day, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703.746.4242.
As a car driver and a cyclist, I would be all for a cycletrack (see above from BeyondDC) over bike lanes on the narrow Old Town Alexandria, Virginia streets especially on Cameron and Prince Streets. IMHO, this would be the best approach to making the streets ‘complete’.
What do you think?
While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay that will delay same-sex marriages in Virginia until the court decides whether or not it will hear the case:
“Today’s decision is a temporary delay to the inevitable conclusion that Virginians who love each other should have the opportunity to marry regardless of their sexual orientation. Building a new Virginia economy means creating an environment that is open and welcoming to all, where world-class innovators and entrepreneurs can locate without fear of discrimination. That is why my first act as Governor banned discrimination in the state workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and why I support marriage equality in Virginia as a key ingredient of that economy of the future.
“I applaud Attorney General Mark Herring for his continued efforts to see this case concluded as quickly as possible, and I hope the Supreme Court takes immediate action to uphold the 4th Circuit’s decision so that Virginia can finally take this next important step in our history. In the meantime, my administration will make the necessary preparations so that we are ready to implement this decision if the ruling is upheld.”
I love a great sign (see this link). I was out and about in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia checking on a few locations that we can broadcast from during our upcoming online podcasts when I spotted the ‘Come In We’re Awesome’ sign at ROAM Music. To learn more about the awesome ROAM Music, visit this link.
If you see a cool looking sign, email me at this link with the location.
Alexandrians LOVE their pets and if you have EVER thought about adopting a pet, just DO IT. My wife and I did several years ago, and it is one of the best decisions we ever made.
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is a FANTASTIC place to adopt a pet in Alexandria, Virginia. You can follow AWLA on Instagram at this link, Facebook at this link, and on Twitter at this link.
For today’s pet photo of the day, here is a photo of our Serena who flat-out refused to let her Mamma make the bed this morning.
REMINDER: Please consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at this link or drop it in our Flickr Pool.
As we told you last week, Capital Bikeshare is expanding in Alexandria in August with eight (8) new stations in Carlyle and Del Ray (see expansion map at link). Above is a photo from the newest Del Ray station at Mount Vernon Avenue and Kennedy Street in Alexandria, Virginia.